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Coronado Historical Association

The Coronado Historical Association collection consists of audiovisual material from the early to mid 19th century. A majority of the collection contains advertisements and industrial films. Content includes information about the Spreckels Sugar Company, as well as moving images of Hotel del Coronado.



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This film reel content is a promotional film for the California Sugar Beet Growers, advocating for the use for beet sugar over cane sugar. The film features several California companies. One of the companies featured in the film was The Spreckels Sugar Company which began in 1896 by Claus Spreckels. The company grew to have four sugar factories across California, and control over most of the sugar coming out of Hawai'i, becoming an important economic force that thrived despite the Depression in...
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Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
This film reel content is an advertisement for the Sea Island Sugar company. The advertisement includes an overview of the process of growing, harvesting, refining, and packaging sugar cane into sugar products. The film includes some history of the company's refinery in San Francisco, which started as the Spreckels Sugar Company. The Spreckels Sugar Company was originally owned by Claus Spreckels, who began experimenting with sugar refining processes in the 1860s. The company grew to have four...
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Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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This film reel contains footage of the Hotel del Coronado and surrounding area c.1930s. The footage is assumed to be promotional material for the hotel.  Footage contains clips of the exterior of the Hotel Del, including the tennis courts, pool, turret, and courtyard; interior clips including the Crown Room and the Circus Room; clips of surrounding area include footage of the original Coronado Golf Course, Tent City, the Rainbow Fleet, and a seaplane and Navy ship. The film reel also includes...
Topics: californiarevealed, Hotels, Travel, Leisure, Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.), San Diego...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1